A shabby chic card

Hey there! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! It stormed something fierce last night. Whew! I thought for sure we were going to see more trees down as well as lawn furniture overturned. It was not too bad. Thank goodness. We needed the rain though. The ponds are getting low so maybe last night's downpour helped. Poor ducks could not even float across the water in some parts because the water is so shallow. It's the strangest thing to see them start to swim and then their webbed feet just pop out in the middle of the pond and they start to waddle. Amazing how the oil on their feathers allows them to float. Okay enough rambling about ducks.

This first card is for Card Patterns sketch # 73 and The Shabby Tea Room's "From the Garden" challenge. I pulled out some of my Girls' Paperie for this project. Also some vintage trim I found at a thrift store a few weeks back. I decided to layer the trim under the craft card stock to give some depth. Then I pierced the craft card stock edges with a piercer. Lots of glimmer mist was used on the Prima felt pieces for the corners. I cut down the trim to sizes I liked and decided to try two different styles to break up the symmetry some.

The close up shot shows the sentiment which is on ticket punch that I stamped with a clear stamp and then layered a circle of Creatively-Green card stock for color. I used a scrap piece of lace to place the flower on. They are Kaiser craft which I layered then added a vintage button for the center. I love the rhinestone! A few more buttons, a cream satin ribbon, leaf stick pin, and a pearl strand complete it.


Diane Jaquay

Your cards are lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)


Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!


I love shabby chic! Great cards!


Amy these cares are beautiful and so shabby! I love the paper piercing and all the fabulous embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)


So lovely and unique! I love the flower and button cluster, and your card has such a nice balance to it!


Oh they are such pretty cards Amy! Especially the one for CP...gorgeous! I love the cluster of embellies!


Beautifully done on both cards. Thanks for joining us on ICS. ♥Dawn♥


I'm loving your shabby chic gorgeousness!!! The bundle of goodies on the first card is FABULOUS! I'm spying some classic Basic Grey on your second card, which happens to be some of my all time FAVORITE papers!! Super great work, Amy!!! ♥♥ Kay

Mona Pendleton

Very pretty cards Amy! Love all the detail - the pretty stick pin, pearls & flower that just pops!


Simply beautiful!!! I {heart} those Girls' Paperie DSP's and your embellies are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this design with us in the Tea Room :)

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Katie Ann Brooks

great job with the ICsketch, super cute card, great dsp's!

Heather Rogers

So fabulous Amy! Both are wonderful...thanks for playing along at Card Patterns. :)


Wow; you made some beautiful cards! Shaby chic and very pretty!
Have a wonderful day!


Hi sweet Amy!!!
WoW I love your cards..The first one sooo pretty lovin the trim(fab thrift buy)
and the second card beautiful papers and trim!!!!Simply Beautiful...
Hope the stroms dont affect you too bad:(
Aw bless the little ducks ....TFS
Have a lovely Thursday :)x

Audrey Pettit

Pretty card. I really like the flower with the bow and pin and the lace treatment is wonderful. Very cool corners, too. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

Cindy Lee

Love shabby chic card, Amy!!

Angie Tieman

Ooooh, I love your shabby chic cards! The lace and pearls, sigh, so pretty!

Claire Phillips

Thanks for showing an interest in our Dt call at Crafty Creations - Good Luck! Cheers Claire x


This is beautiful! Love the cluster of embellishments-great use of the CP Sketch!

Courtney Baker

So pretty! I love your little arrangement!

Linda Beeson

I so like those chipboard corners. NICE card!


So pretty. I love the shabby chic look.

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